The Perfect Holiday Jewelry

The Perfect Holiday Jewelry

Cooler weather has finally made its way to the south, and that means the holidays are right around the corner. This holiday season, W.P. Shelton Jewelers wants you to give the perfect gifts to the ones you love most. No matter who you're shopping for, we've got the ideal present for your friends and family this winter. 

 

Lockets - Lockets are a timeless piece of jewelry, which is what makes them a great gift to anyone in your life. These necklaces are a sweet sentiment that allows those who wear them to keep a photo or note close to the heart. Lockets can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, but no matter the style, they are a sure way to show a person how much you appreciate them.

Yellow Gold Locket Necklace


Diamonds - It's no surprise that diamonds make the perfect gift because, after all, diamonds are a girl's best friend. Diamonds are a classic piece that every woman needs in her jewelry collection. Whether it be a necklace, earrings, or a ring, diamonds are always a great gift to give during the holiday season.

Diamond Jewelry 


Alternative Bands - If you're looking for a more masculine-styled piece to give this year, alternative bands are stylish rings that are great for the men in your life. These bands come in a variety of metals such as titanium, tungsten, and more. Because they are made with such durable elements, they are perfect for those with active lives who still want to look sleek.

Men's Alternative Wedding Bands 


Birthstone Jewelry - When it comes to popular and meaningful jewelry, birthstones are always a classic piece celebrating the birth month of a loved one. From necklaces to rings and from amethysts to rubies, birthstone jewelry is an excellent way to give someone a sentimental gift no matter their style.

 Birthstone Jewelry


Eternity Bands - For those looking to pop the question this December or perhaps make a grand gesture, eternity bands are a great way to declare your never-ending love. These beautiful and chic pieces are sure to catch the eyes of anyone who catches a glimpse of them. Whether you're looking to propose, celebrate an anniversary, or just admire the one you love the most, these bands are a perfect piece to be worn alone or stacked with other rings.

Eternity Diamond Bands


Matching Sets - If you're shopping for someone who loves to wear complementary, chic pieces, matching sets are the gift for them. Matching pieces are a perfect gift for those with a keen sense of style who love to coordinate their jewelry. This includes paired earrings, bracelets, and necklaces in a variety of designs. Matching sets are an impeccable gift for your fashionable friends and family.

 Matching Jewelry Set

 

We know holiday shopping can be stressful, which is why we at W.P. Shelton Jewelers want to help you nail it out of the park this year with your gifts. Whether you're shopping for a close friend, family member, or the one you love the most, W.P. Shelton Jewelers is here to help you pick the perfect gift this holiday season, and all the ones to come.

 

Take a peek at our 2019 Look Book for more ideas: 2019 W. P. Shelton Jewelers Look Book.

A Guide to Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring

A Guide to Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring

Some girls dream up a proposal when they are little. Thinking about the endless possibilities. Some girls have notebooks, binders or even slideshows of exactly what they want, and when and where they want it.

Others don’t think about it at all. They are ready for the surprise, being taken by the moment.

Discovering Your Jewelry Style

Discovering Your Jewelry Style

Discovering your true jewelry style does not have to be difficult. It is actually a lot of fun! Plus, you may have more than one style to your jewelry. Below we have four main categories most of us fall under. They range from one extreme to the other – the practical soccer mom, to the statement making glamour queen. Do you know which one, or ones you are? Let’s get started!

 

The Glamour Queen

She enjoys the social scene; it gives her a reason to wear those statement pieces. Large diamond hoop earrings, 2+ carat diamond rings, layered diamond bracelets, a simple – yet sparkling diamond necklace, etc. The list can go on for her. Diamonds really are her best friend. When shopping, the more jewelry grabs her attention, the more she needs it!

The Glamour Queen

 

The Casual Woman

With her collection, she has subtle and timeless pieces. She is not worried about making a statement, rather than making sure her jewelry gives the same laid-back vibe she lives by. Matching jewelry sets are her best friend, since they require little thought when pairing with her casual lifestyle. Pearls, soft colored gemstones and simple metal jewelry are what she is pulled towards when shopping.

The Casual Woman 

 

The Soccer Mom

Her daily jewelry routine is probably a lot like her make-up routine – quick, consistent and simple. She loves owning jewelry that can match with just about anything, because it is versatile. Her jewelry collection likely consists of diamond or pearl studs, her wedding bands and a pendant necklace. When she shops for new jewelry, she instantly thinks of all the many ways in which she will get her use out of it – she is practical!

The Soccer Mom 

 

The Trend Setter

From mixing and matching, to wearing the newest pieces we just received – this woman knows how to lead the trends. She is not afraid to wear something unique like art, nor is she afraid to pair different shades of stones. At times she wears large statement pieces, and other times she goes for a subtle yet unique shape. She is such the fashion setter; she can bring back outdated jewelry and make it chic again. No matter what, you can count on her to know and start the latest trends for jewelry.

The Trend Setter

 

Now that you know the four main jewelry categories, which one or ones do you fall under? Are you a Soccer Mom during the week, and a Trend Setter during the weekend? Or are you the Casual Woman who also loves being the Glamour Queen? It’s always fun to be a little of all, too! Don't be afraid to be yourself, that is what makes jewelry shopping and wearing fun!

Coastal Jewelry Tips

Coastal Jewelry Tips

By living on the Gulf Coast, we have an advantage over the rest…it is warm enough to swim, boat and lounge by a pool about six or more months out of the year. With this privilege, comes some responsibility with our fine and fashion jewelry.
A Kiss on the Hand is Nice, but Diamonds Last Forever

A Kiss on the Hand is Nice, but Diamonds Last Forever

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The 6 Best Gifts for Any Mom

The 6 Best Gifts for Any Mom

Are you frantically running around, trying to think of the best gift idea for the special mom in your life? Are you losing sleep at night thinking what you bought is not as great as your amazing mother/spouse/partner/friend? Whether she is a perfectly practical mom, a super soccer mom or a glamour girl, we have many jewelry items that will surely put a memorable smile on her face. Wearable timeless keepsakes really are the perfect solution, as they can be passed down from one generation to the next.

Being a mom is an ever-growing job. With each passing milestone, moms earn badges right alongside their kids. She deserves a gift continually reminding her of how much she is loved, appreciated and all the joy she brings to this world.

Essentially, there are three categories of jewelry for moms:

  1. Sentimental
  2. Subtle jewelry
  3. Unique jewelry

To help you decide which to choose, think about what kind of jewelry she would appreciate the most. If you think she would wear and enjoy something emphasizing motherhood and family, a more sentimental piece would be best (i.e. birthstone bands). On the other hand, if her jewelry tends to be more on the subtle side, gift her favorite jewelry style (i.e. stud earrings). Then there is always jewelry which symbolizes her unique qualities(i.e. custom designed jewelry).

Below we have listed out six of the best gifts for ANY mom.

    • 1 - Lockets

      Lockets

      – These charms allow you to add pictures and/or engrave them to keep the ones she loves close to her heart. (Great for our mushy sentimental mommas!)



    • 2 - Bracelets

      Lockets

      – These are great for our multitasking mommas who wear many hats! With multiple sets, she can play it simple while out and about during the day, or dress it up for a fancy night out.



    • 3 - Family jewelry

      Lockets

      – Gift her with a birthstone representing each of her children/grandchildren, or even a baby’s footprint! No matter where she goes, or what she is doing, this sentimental mom will always have a reminder of all her family.



    • 4 - Stackable rings

      Lockets

      – Remind her of all the little and big ones who love her. Great for all ages. Plus, they can be worn to BBQ’s or to a night at the opera!



    • 5 - Stud earrings

      Lockets

      – Stud earrings, whether they are diamonds or pearls, are great for our practical moms. They are simple, yet always so elegant and beautiful. A great choice for moms on-the-go.



    • 6 - Custom designed jewelry

      Lockets

      – Just like your "one-of-a-kind” mom, create a piece as unique as her. She will appreciate the time and effort put into creating something as special as her love.


All of the ideas are timeless styles, perfect for passing down as heirlooms in your family.

While moms should be appreciated every day of the year, gifting jewelry is a great opportunity to show how grateful you are for everything she has done.

So, what are you waiting for? Come on by and see us, and we can help you pick out the perfect gift for your amazing momma!

2019 Jewelry Trends

2019 Jewelry Trends

We have searched the runways, read the articles, and watched for trends – all to bring you what we thought would inspire you for 2019. While each individual has their own unique style, it is still fun to stay up to date with what is trending with jewelry. Take a peek below at what we found to be hot going forward in to the new year!

(Be sure to check out the bonus trend at the very bottom of our blog!)

1 – Hoops:

Not just any hoops, a heavier hoop – one much larger, and one that stands out. We suggest classic diamond hoops, or a more modern chunky gold hoop. Both make a statement, so you can’t go wrong with either.

 

2 – Layers

Don’t be shy when it comes to your jewelry. More is, well, MORE! So, go ahead and pile on the necklaces for that perfect layered look. We suggest using different lengths, and playing with the different color metals.


 

3 – Shells

It does not have to be summer time to wear sea shells, especially since we are on the gulf coast! Shells are going to be hot this spring thanks to fashion runways setting the tone. Just like pearls you can wear all sorts of color tones with shells.


 

4 – Ankle bracelets

Yep! You read that correct, this fashion item is coming back into style once again! Gone are the days of wearing jewelry just around your neck, arms, and head. We have even seen toe rings come back as well.


 

5 – Cuffs

Cuffs are a great way to add in a statement piece. Take for example the ones we carry in our store (Les Georgettes). You can easily take it from one season to the next with a simple swap of a leather insert!


 

6 – Names & Logos

The Carrie Bradshaw look is back by popular demand! These dainty pieces are perfect for your everyday look, as they match with anything! Try something different with our OS and Biloxi bracelets.


 

7 – Links & Chains

This "industrial” trend lends itself to the layering look or as a statement piece.


 

8 – Shiny Earrings

Want to make every head turn as they pass you? Try adding in some extra sparkle to your ears. Over the top earrings are a must have this year!


 

9 – Charms

This jewelry trend you loved as a child is back in full swing! The great part about this nostalgic trend is that you can choose any type of charm to collect…your favorite colored stones, charms that represent your hobbies, charms that represent your children’s birthstones, etc.!


 

And do not forget…

10 – The Pantone Color of the Year

Living Coral is 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year! "It is an animating shade of orange with a golden undertone, which reflects the warmth, nourishment, and shelter of coral reefs to sea life” (TIME). You may not be buying this color in jewelry, but for your wardrobe. We suggest pairing gold jewelry with this color to connect the warm undertones.


BONUS – Custom Designs

What better trend than the one you create yourself! Whether you start from scratch, or take an old piece to create a new one, designing your own look can be fun and rewarding!

The New Jewelry Generation

The New Jewelry Generation

As the generations come and go, so do the trends, fashions and styles of jewelry. Why is this? With each new generation comes a new group of "influencers.” We have all heard the term used on social media (particularly Instagram). Millennials are the new jewelry generation impacting how and what jewelry designers create, and what jewelry stores sell. That is a no brainer, right? Millennials enjoy being the influencer, enjoy sharing their experiences with others, and enjoy expressing their individuality through clothing, jewelry, makeup, outings, etc. This is why the new trend, that millennials are driving, is custom designed jewelry. It allows them to be uniquely expressive.

 

Let’s take a look back into the 60s and 70s to see what similarities millennials have in common with those previous generations. The new jewelry generation today, is similar to the 60s and 70s in that there was and is a fresh creative freedom. A freedom to express oneself. Reflect hidden stories, social issues of their generation, and the origins of their gemstones. These qualities have become more important at times than the jewelry’s value. The way jewelry producers and stores advertise their products has changed and evolved because of "what” millennials value. Designers are creating edgy jewelry that is often amusing and always relevant to millennials’ generation and lifestyle.

 

The easiest way for millennials to express their true selves is through (fashion or fine) custom designed jewelry. Custom designed jewelry can mean a multitude of things. Some inherit family heirlooms, and are ready to bring it up to date with a few tweaks. While others gather ideas off the internet and social media, to create their very own design. According to InStore.com, custom jewelry design purchases have increased by 10% within the last decade. Why do millennials like custom designed jewelry so much, especially engagement rings? Because they are one-of-a-kind creations that reflect and express their values. Millennials look to align themselves with businesses and brands that reflect their values. They seek to express themselves through the brands’ identity versus the brands’ wealth.

 

There is also another important shift in jewelry sales to recognize. We now have more self-purchasing women. With today’s society, and the way women are working – it is no wonder women are starting to purchase more jewelry for themselves, without a second thought. Again, a feature of this self-expression that is very strong with millennials and beyond.

 

While trends and shifts like these may come and go, custom designed jewelry will always remain current. It allows for a change in the trends, a change in the design, and a change in what is important to the consumer. Custom designed jewelry allows for self-expression in any price range. It allows us to be as unique and original as we wish to be!

W. P. Shelton Jewelers delivers the best possible experience when shopping for jewelry, no matter your age, style, or generation. We provide custom jewelry designs, traditional and non-traditional options, real and lab grown diamonds, trendy styles, and so much more in order to exceed your expectations, and to express YOU and your values!